Work/Life/Travel Balance Archive

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Hey You Stressbuckets: Take a Vacation Already!

I listened to a depressing story on NPR’s The World yesterday about the worsening vacation deficit in America. My idiotic countrymen and women are actually taking fewer vacations now than at any time in the past. This is despite the fact that unemployment has dropped drastically during Obama’s tenure. The trend is

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5 Costs That Get Drastically Cheaper in Other Countries

I did a radio podcast interview last week where I got a question that comes up a lot when talking about living abroad. Why would your expenses drop if half by moving overseas? Specifically, which expenses drop so much that you can coast by on $2,000 a month instead of $4,000? Or

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How to Plan the Perfect One-year Round-the-World Trip

Ever since I took my first trip around the world more than two decades ago, I’ve watched the choices and access to information mushroom. As we’ve all learned in a lot of areas though, more choices and more information do not necessarily lead to better outcomes, the paradox of choice often leads

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The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

Here’s a question whose answer will say a lot about you: If you had to double your disposable income within 12 months, what would be the best way to do it? It’s kind of a trick question because there’s not one right answer. The first answer that springs to mind is going

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How to Make Money When You Leave Your Home Country

“I’m all for sticking everything in storage and moving abroad to cut my expenses, but what I do for a living isn’t portable. What am I going to do for work if I go traveling or move to another country?” As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price and